Welcome to the AFRA Help Guide
- Market, Origin, Destination, Carrier
- Date, Status, Chargeable weight
- Keyword, Product, DGR, SHC/SCS, x-ref
- Tariff-type and calculation method
- Advanced Criteria: Weight and Volume
- Advanced Criteria: Surcharges, Margins, Currency, Customers
- Advanced Criteria: Sorting Order and Results per Page
The first time you login to AFRA, you will be directed to the User Preferences screen where you can set up various default settings for your AFRA sessions.
This screen can also be accessed from Settings -> User Preference
To manually upload multiple rate lines into AFRA from a spreadsheet or a .csv type of file, use the Manual Upload feature. AFRA will step through the process of:
- Uploading and submitting tariffs
- Tariff importing where the rates will be mapped into columns
- Creating mandatory values that may be missing from the imported tariff
- Import confirmation where the tariff lines are validated for accuracy
- General set information completion
- Publishing the tariff
After submitting the lines of rates, the data must be mapped to indicate what each column of data represents. There is no limit to the number of rate lines that can be imported using the Manual Upload process. However, only the first 50 lines of rates will appear on the Tariff Import screen.
Once the columns have been mapped, values must be selected for any mandatory data that was not entered on the Tariff Import screen.
When uploading rates into AFRA, you will often encounter rate sheets that have columns organized in the same order. AFRA allows you to save column mappings so that they can be reused and applied to future spreadsheets. There are two ways that mappings can be saved. One way is to create a Rate Template that will save column mappings that are always in the same order. The other way is to set up Auto Detection. Auto Detection allows you to define a rate sheet's rows and columns so that you can bypass the column mapping process entirely. Auto Detection is primarily used to upload e-rate sheets.
If you do not wish to save the column mappings, click Skip.